Romantic things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it is also pretty romantic! Think beautiful mountains sloping into the Atlantic, delicious food and wine and plenty do see and do. Here are a few things you can do as couples in Cape Town if you feel like a bit of a romantic outing!

Hike up Lions Head for Sunrise

Hiking up Lions head is like a right of passage for plenty of locals and tourists alike. The hike isn’t too difficult or long and you get spoiled with absolutely beautiful 360 views of Cape Town when you reach the top. Next time you are looking for an adventurous date idea why not take the love of your life up Lions head.

A sunrise hike will be a bit quieter and the dreamy golden glow spreading over Cape Town is sure to make you feel loved up! Take a flask with coffee and a few rusks to the top and enjoy the best breakfast view that money can’t buy!

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Go for a romantic picnic

Cape Town is blessed because it has so many gorgeous scenic spots to laze around and have a picnic. Whether you want a pre made picnic or you want to pack your own to take somewhere there is a spot for everyone!

Some great restaurants and wine farms to have pre made picnics at:

  • Boschendal
  • Camps Bay retreat
  • Cape Point vineyards
  • Spier wine farm

Gorgeous places to take your own picnic:

  • Kirstenbosch gardens
  • Top of Table Mountain
  • Oudekraal picnic area
  • Chapmans peak drive

Take a day trip to go visit the Boulders Beach penguins

Penguins mate for life so Boulders beach makes a very cute date day out! Watching these cuties play in the waves and slide onto the beach will put anyone into a fun mood. Not only can you watch the penguins but you can also relax on the beach and even have a penguin tanning buddy. Or explore Simons Town and surrounds and have lunch at one of the quirky little restaurants in the area.

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Go for a weekend away

There are plenty of cute romantic getaways in and around Cape Town to pick and choose from. Here are some great options for your next trip.

  • Copia Eco Cabins
  • Cederberg Ridge
  • Grootbos
  • Sugar Shack Paternoster
  • Platbos forest
  • Jackie’O Yacht

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Watch an outdoor movie

This activity is limited to the warmer months in Cape Town. Galileo outdoor cinema shows classic movies in stunning locations like the V&A Waterfront and Kirstenbosch gardens.

Pack a picnic, a blanket and a bottle of wine or feast from their selection of food trucks on location. Choose a romantic movie and cuddle the night away under the stars!

Go VIP in the Cape Wheel

The Cape Wheel will give you a great view of Cape Town especially at sunset. Don’t go for the normal ride though. Be extra and go full VIP for a great experience. Share a bottle of bubble while soaking up the vibe from above in your private gondola.

Go for a stroll through Kirstenbosch gardens

A leisurely walk through a floral paradise especially on a gorgeous Cape Town afternoon 100% falls into the made for romance category. Get lost in the gardens and lie in the shade of a big tree watching nature do its thing.

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Grab an ice-cream on the promenade

The promenade in Sea point and Green point might be quite busy most of the time but that does’n make it a bad place for a romantic date. Grab an ice-cream and sit on a quiet bit of beach watching the seagulls. If you are more active why not rent a bike and ride along the ocean side. The fresh air is bound to make you forget all your troubles.

Go to Chapmans Peak for sunset

Setting deep and orange over a inky ocean with dramatic cliff faces Chapmans Peak almost always performs for sunset watching. Take a road trip and snap some photos to keep the memories alive.


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